Court remands commercial driver for allegedly raping woman

 A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court, ordered that a 30-year-old commercial driver, Suleiman Auwal, be remanded in a correctional for raping a 20-year-old woman.

police Auwal with rape.

Magistrate Hajara Dauda, who did not take Auwal’s plea, ordered police to case file to State’s Director of Prosecutions for legal advice.

Dauda adjourned the case untill April 19 for hearing.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Insp Sunday Baba told the court that Auwal who resides in Rigasa, Kaduna State,  on March 12, at about 3 p.m,  raped the woman on her way from from a bank.

Baba further said that when the defendant was arrested, he voluntarily confessed to the crime.

He said the offence contravened the of Section 258 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2020 as amended. (NAN)